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The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
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May 15, 2011

really liked it

These are so much fun to read, and I was surprised. Because of one reason or another, which I understand, they have been considered not worthy, but the author preserved a type of American language which will be lost, so I found them worthwhile. The tales are short, and could be a kind of late 19th. or 20th. century Aesop's Fables. The telling of each tale is done by Uncle Remus in his dialect while the animals share that same Southern rural style. The time period of these tellings are post-Civil War, and Uncle Remus does make mention to the earlier days, but he does not say anything further than that. The author's childhood enjoyed these oral reditions told to him in similar fashion. He retold them, and their morals are interesting.

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